Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Individuals concerned with acne scarring, skin texture, and signs of aging can benefit greatly from medical microneedling, aka collagen induction therapy.
How Is It Performed?
Using the s-KIN pen, a medical needling device, micro-wounds will be created, prompting skin to regenerate damaged cells and increase the production of collagen and elastin to naturally repair itself.
How Does It Help Acne Scars?
Microneedling mechanically breakdowns scar tissue. As new tissue growth happens within controlled conditions, it allows a new natural wound healing process that is unlikely to trigger the same inflammatory response that created the acne scarring to begin with.
What to Expect
The total treatment time is roughly 60 minutes.
Topical anesthetic will be applied to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
Immediately after and for the next couple of days your skin will likely be red and swollen. You may even have some peeling. These are all within the scope of what you may experience.
However, you should notice your skin is brighter and tighter after just a few days. Short term, your skin will look more radiant, and long term, your skin will build collagen resulting in a smoother complexion.
A series of treatments spaced 8 weeks apart may be necessary to achieve the results you're looking for.
For the first 24 hours you will avoid putting anything on your skin.
48-72 hours you may begin gently washing your face, and using AnteAge growth factor serum and accelerator in your aftercare kit. Mineral sunscreen is a must.
72 hours and on, you may resume most of your routine, including makeup.